Science

Applied Biology/Chemistry Chemistry I
Medical Chemistry Chemistry II
Principles of Technology I Principles of Technology II
Physics  
AP/Advanced Biology—On-Line  

 

Applied Biology/Chemistry
3 Trimesters
1.5 Credits

Course Description:  Applied Biology/Chemistry is a science course that focuses on the practical application of chemical and biological concepts and theories to industry, technology, and everyday life in the real world. Students will be provided the opportunity to investigate practical application of the concepts of biology and chemistry.  The core curriculum will be applied to medicine and health practices, forensic studies, food science, transportation and auto technology, environmental concerns, household products, exploration of a science topic of personal interest, and science related careers.  The first half of the course covers biology content ( ecology, chemistry of life, cells in living organisms, nucleic acid and protein synthesis, genetics and inheritance).  The second half of the course covers chemistry content ( classifications of matter, atomic structure, periodic trends, atomic emission spectra, bonding and nomenclature).  Both trimesters utilize laboratory investigation and integration of career areas.
Prerequisites:  Biology I

Chemistry I
3 Trimesters
1.5 Credits

Course Description: Course Description: Chemistry I provides an introduction to the science of chemistry which is the study of matter and energy and the changes they undergo.  It is designed as a college preparatory course to provide an adequate background for students to enter introductory level college chemistry curricula without need for remediation and to use chemistry as required in the workplace.  Chemistry is used by workers in virtually every technical program – from automotive technology to computer electronics technology to welding.  Because of its integral nature in the health and agriculture/ environmental science curriculum, Chemistry I is strongly suggested for students enrolled in these programs.
Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I

Medical Chemistry
2 Trimesters
1 Credit

Weighted Course
Course Description: Medical Chemistry is an organic- chemistry- based discipline designed to build on the skills learned by students in their first year chemistry course as they apply to medical science.  It is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive background in the chemistry of the allied health professions (e.g., medicine, medical technology, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, radiology, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, etc.).  Topics and laboratory applications covered in this course include a review of basic chemistry applications, an emphasis in biochemistry, organic structure and conformations, reactions of organic chemicals, introductory chemical applications to drug design, human physiology and drug metabolism, and basic pharmacokinetics.  The course is college preparatory and provides a solid foundation for those students who pursue further education in the health sciences.  However, it also gives students who do not go on to higher education a basic knowledge of the chemistry used by health professionals that will affect them throughout their career.  The course includes more detailed and involved class and laboratory work in these and other areas than that provided in basic chemistry courses.
Prerequisite: 77% or above in General Chemistry or Chemistry I course

Chemistry II
2 Trimesters
1 Credit
Weighted Course

Course Description: Chemistry II is an extension of the chemistry program for those students who have demonstrated a special aptitude and/or interest in Chemistry.  The course is taught at the community college level and is designed to expand the problem-solving and laboratory skills acquired in a first year Chemistry course.  Chemistry II covers topics commonly taught in first year university chemistry.  The course is recommended for all qualified students who intend to pursue an associate or a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or the allied health professions.  After a review of basic chemistry, topics of a more advanced nature are presented in greater detail than in a basic chemistry course.  Extensive coverage will be given to organic chemistry, biochemistry and analytical chemistry. 
Prerequisite:  85% or above Chemistry I or Medical Chemistry

Principles of Technology I
2 or 3 Trimesters
1 or 1.5 Credit

Course Description: The goal of Principles of Technology I is to give students a hands-on learning experience in the fundamentals behind technology.  Four technological systems will be studied: mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal.   In this science course students apply physics and mathematics concepts through a unified systems approach to develop a broad knowledge base of the principles underlying modern technical systems.  Using mathematics as a tool, the students will be expected to improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 
Prerequisite: Algebra I

Principles of Technology II
2 Trimesters
1 Credit

Course Description: The goal of Principles of Technology II is to cover in depth the mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems presented in Principal of Technology I.   During the course, students will experience  hands-on learning in the fundamentals behind the technology. Using mathematics as a tool, the students will be expected to improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Prerequisite: Principles of Technology I at Lenape Tech or equivalent

Physics
2 Trimesters
1 Credit
Weighted Course

Course Description:  Physics is the study of the way the universe works. Conceptual understanding of the subject will be emphasized..  Classroom activities will incorporate laboratory experiment.  The topics covered include motion, forces, gravity, energy, and momentum. The course may also include a study of heat, fluids, waves, sound, light, optics, electricity, magnetism, and/or atomic structure. This is a fast-paced course that teaches problem-solving techniques using mathematics as a tool and improves critical thinking skills.
Prerequisite: Algebra II, Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of  Trigonometry.

AP/Advanced Biology—On-Line
3 Trimesters
1.5 Credit
Weighted Course

AP/Advanced Biology is available on-line available to those student that have completed High School biology and wish to further their education in the field of Biology.  This course meets the Advanced Placement criteria required by the College Board.  Students completing the course may sit for the AP exam.
Prerequisite:   Biology and Chemistry (92% or higher); Teacher Recommendation